A national Native American non-profit organization, the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society, serves as a communication medium for self-determined Native American fish and wildlife managers.

We serve as a communication network between tribal, federal, and state fish and wildlife management entities.

The Program will provide funding for tribal activities that support tribal adaptation and resilience planning, ocean and coastal management planning, and relocation, managed retreat, or protect-in-place planning and design activities for coastal and riverine communities. The Program aims to support Tribal Nations that are working toward climate adaptation planning and need information for management decisions that affect tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and welfare.  

The solicitation is for federally-recognized tribes and tribal organizations* (as defined by 25 U.S.C. Section 5304(1)). Other entities may participate as sub-grantees. 
While both Federally-recognized tribes and tribal organizations are eligible for funding through this solicitation, tribal organization proposals will be reviewed and ranked separately from tribal proposals. 
The solicitation is available on http://grants.gov/, named TEMP-11663.  Please see the BIA Tribal Resilience Program site for more information (fillable cover pages, fillable application forms for Categories 3, 5, 6, 8, and 9, FAQs, helpful regional contacts, summaries of previous awards, etc.).
CATEGORIES OF AVAILABLE FUNDING IN 2021- There are nine total award categories.  

Adaptation Planning (Categories 1-3)
Category 1.  Trainings and Workshops (maximum: $150,000)
Category 2.  Adaptation Planning (maximum: $150,000)
Category 3.  Travel Support for Adaptation Planning (maximum: $15,000)

Ocean and Coastal Management Planning (Categories 4-5)
Category 4.  Ocean and Coastal Management Planning (maximum: $150,000)  
Category 5.  Travel Support for Ocean & Coastal (maximum: $15,000)

Capacity Building (Category 6)
Category 6. Capacity Building for Scoping Efforts to Support future Category 2 Proposal Development (maximum: $65,000)

Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place Planning (Category 7)
Category 7. Planning for Relocation, Managed Retreat, or Protect-in-Place Activities for Coastal and Riverine Communities (maximum: $150,000)
Internships and Youth Engagement (Categories 8-9)
Category 8. Internships (maximum: $50,000)
Category 9. Youth Engagement (maximum: $50,000)

Additional details, including evaluation criteria, are described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (i.e., Request for Proposals or Solicitation).

Proposal Deadline:  Friday, April 23, 2021, by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Time / 9 p.m. Eastern Time. This year, proposals must be submitted through Grants.gov.           


Please join us for an informational webinar describing the 2021 Solicitation on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 1:00-2:30pm (Mountain Standard Time). It will be hosted by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals. Please register here. ITEP will provide a link to the recorded webinar within a few days of the webinar for those unable to attend.
For more information, see resources below:
For questions about the BIA Tribal Climate Resilience Program: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For potential support in developing a strong application, contact your regional Tribal Climate Resilience Liaisons 

listed here: https://www.bia.gov/sites/bia.gov/files/assets/bia/ots/tcrp/TRP_Contacts.pdf

For questions about how to apply to Grants.gov, see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/apply-for-grants.html.